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St Laurence Church Annual Parochial Church Meeting 
Sunday 25th April 2021  
The Annual Meeting will be held immediately after the 10.30 am service in church (at approximately 11.15 am). 
Here are links to the following related documents: 
Recorded Service for Sunday 18th April 2021 
Our recorded service for this Sunday is a service of readings, 
prayers, reflection and music. 
There is an order of service available to view online or download if 
you wish to join in with the prayers and responses. 
See our Services page for details of previous services still available online 
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 24th March 2021 
On Palm Sunday, 28th March, we are resuming our worship together in church.  
We will be having one service in Church on Sundays at 10.30am. This will be Holy Communion each week except for the third Sunday of each month when it will be Morning Prayer. The services are short and simple services without hymns, and communion is by wafer only. If you wish to come to a service please let us know by emailing me at or calling the me on 01725 510326 or Jo Parsons on 01725 512738, so that we can have some idea of numbers and make the necessary arrangements. We will maintain proper physical distancing and hygiene procedures will be observed, especially during the administration of communion. Face coverings must be worn. 
There will also be a service on Good Friday (2nd April) at 2.30pm in the churchyard
For those who are not able or ready to attend services in church we will continue to have a recorded service for each Sunday, which is available to watch through our services page. There are service sheets on the website for all recorded Sunday and some other services which can be viewed or downloaded, enabling you to join in with prayers and responses. 
I will continue to say Morning Worship at 10.30am on Wednesdays in church. This is not a public or recorded service, but I will ring the church bell at 10.30am as a call to worship and you are encouraged to join me in a time of prayer from your own homes. On the third Wednesday of the month I will incorporate our Roads to God prayers. 
The Church is open for private prayer on Wednesdays, from 11:00am to 12:00pm. A member of the Church will be present at all times as a steward, and everyone will be asked to maintain physical distancing and to leave their contact details. 
Although I may still be unable to visit in person, I am available to provide pastoral support, or even just to have a chat. I also continue to share Bible passages and some thoughts on a regular basis which can be found on our Daily Reflections page. Please contact me if you would like to receive these by email. 
God bless, 
Revd. Frank Gimson (Vicar) 
Parish News magazine -  
April edition now available 
At present we are unable to print and distribute paper copies of the Parish News.  
However, previous electronic editions are now available online on our Parish News page
During these difficult times the Vicar, Rev Frank Gimson, is sharing Bible passages  
and some thoughts on a regular basis.  
See our Daily Reflections page. 
In our cycle of prayer for our community, during April 2021 we will be 
offering prayers for all living or working in 
Downton Business Centre & Industrial Estate 
Long Close 
Elizabeth Close and Hyde Lane 
In the present situation we are unable to deliver our usual prayer cards. 
Requests for particular prayers can be made: 
by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 or 
Any such requests will be kept confidential. 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
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St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
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Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
26.12.20 stands at £953.11 
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